If you follow me on social media, it’s pretty safe to say I’m obsessed with my superfood shake, Shakeology. Unfortunately, Shakeology isn’t always viewed for the amazingness that it really is, often times because of perception versus truth.
I think we’re conditioned to put a wall up anytime we see someone posting about or selling a product on social media – we’ve all had those bad experiences, right? We’ve been pushed into having parties, promised quick fixes and miracle results, and left high and dry when the person who seemed so dedicated to said product is selling something new the following week. I get it, and I cringe every time I think about those things. But what we’re really saying when we put that wall up is “this person couldn’t really have my best interests if they’re earning money from their success, could they?”
That concept is one I used to live by – until I took a harder look. Every single job/profession has 3 parts; a professional, a consumer, and money. Do doctors care any less about their patients because they charge for a surgery? Do teachers care less about children because they receive a paycheck for leaving their own families to teach someone else’s? Sure, there’s a bad egg or two in every dozen, but that’s not an excuse to discredit an amazing product because the other 10 eggs are working hard for a cause they love and believe in. In this country, we pay people a lot of money for a lot of different things that are a lot less noble than believing in a product.
So… myth #1 – Shakeology is only helping the people who sell it. Busted. Do the coaches who sell Shakeology earn commission from the company they work for? Yes. Do you earn a paycheck for the job you do?
Myth #2 – Shakeology is only for weight loss. Shakeology is a blend of over 70 vitamins and superfoods sourced from all over the world. On it’s own, Shakeology will not aid in weight loss. It will do amazing things for your body, like naturally increase your energy, decrease bloating by improving digestion, and curb cravings by keeping you full, longer. But if you simply add Shakeology to a routine that consists of little to no exercise and a poor diet, you will probably not see weight loss. However, if you replace a meal each day with Shakeology, add in short, daily exercise, and follow a clean eating meal plan at least 80% of the time, you’ll probably see great results. This is because Shakeology is meant to aid in a healthy lifestyle, whether that means weight loss, maintaining, or throwing the scale out the window all together. There is no magic shake (or anything else for that matter) that will allow you to continue unhealthy behaviors and see results. Your journey can be more convenient, easier, more delicious, and full of support – that’s what Shakeology offers.
Myth #3 – Shakeology is expensive. It’s difficult for me to say what’s expensive and what’s not, and it wouldn’t be fair for me to tell you that it’s not expensive, because to some families, it may be. But what I can tell you is that it’s valuable, and the cost is completely relative to the product you’re consuming.
Let’s look at it this way. In the world of dining out, we would say that McDonald’s is cheap, Applebee’s is average, and Ruth’s Chris is expensive, yes? So let’s look at McDonald’s – the average price of a value meal is $5 (I’m estimating based on the info I found here) If you base this on a Big Mac Meal with medium fries & medium coke, you’d be consuming
- 1,080 calories
- 44 grams of fat (12,5 g saturated fat and 1 gram trans fat)
- 1,165 grams of sodium
- 146 grams of carbs
- 64 grams of sugar
- 29 grams of protein
- 0 antioxidants or superfoods listed
RELATIVE. So, when you compare 2 meals – a value meal versus Shakeology – the one that was “cheap” a minute ago offers far less nutritional value, zero long term health benefits, takes longer to pick-up purchase, and is still MORE EXPENSIVE than Shakeology. This isn’t just about McDonalds, it’s about all fast-food and eating out, even drinking fancy blended coffees out. You can see the Shakeology label here. McDonald’s nutritional info was found on their website.
So.. there you have it. 3 things you should know about Shakeology before you decide whether it’s right for you.
And because I love this product so much and I’m grateful that you took the time to read this post, I’m running a little *thank you giveaway* for my friends! Fill in the form below so that I know you were here, and in the comments section, share one of your health and fitness goals with me! I’ll choose a winner tomorrow!
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